Fire's on - Lapstone tunnel by Arthur Streeton, 1891

Australia, 1978

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “The Australian eye I”.
The death of a workman during blasting of the railway tunnel at Lapstone in the NSW Blue Mountains in 1891 was Arthur Streeton’s inspiration for this painting. Streeton’s vivid description of the accident in a letter to his artist friend Tom Roberts is included in the commentary. Written by David Muir and edited by Ian Walker.

Credits

production company

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Film Australia

director

David Muir

producer

Malcolm Otton

Language

English

Duration

00:09:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31423

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Roberts, Tom, 1856-1931

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

History → History

People → Roberts, Tom, 1856-1931

People → Streeton, Arthur, Sir, 1867-1943

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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